A Look at Our Enticing Spring Getaways

A Look at Our Enticing Spring Getaways

January 29, 2020

We have developed our spring, summer, and fall Getaways trips, which begin in March and run through mid-October, and we’re excited to be able to offer the details on these adventures that offer entertainment and fellowship.

“Our Getaways are well-planned and inclusive trips with the service and quality people expect from Glenmeadow,” said Anne Thomas, president and CEO. “Isolation is a problem for older adults in our region, and our trips give them an opportunity to safely travel to an event in the company of peers, and to have a meal and socialize beforehand.”

The following are trips planned through the fall; they include transportation, the performance ticket, and a meal. Registration is ongoing. Sign-up is first-come, first-served. Visit our Events page or call 413-567-7800 for more information.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Depart from Glenmeadow at 4:30 p.m. and return about 11 p.m.
PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company. A celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary as one of the premiere African-American dance troupes, presenting iconic PHILADANCO works, as well as new choreography. Dinner at Eastside Grill, followed by the performance at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Depart from Glenmeadow at 4 p.m. and return about 10:30 p.m.
Finding Neverland. The story line follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan. Dinner at Hadley Farms Meeting House, followed by the performance at FAC.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Depart from Glenmeadow at 4:30 p.m. and return about 11 p.m.
Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard. Blizzard is the story of friends exploring the wonder of a winter storm. Includes poetry and circus performance. Dinner at Eastside Grill, followed by the performance at FAC. Hosted by Glenmeadow residents Seymour Frankel and Joan Rosenbaum.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Depart from the Springfield JCC at 1 p.m. and return about 5 p.m.
The King’s Speech. With international war looming, England’s King George V dies, leaving the Crown and the crisis to his youngest son Bertie. Shy, fragile, and afflicted with a profound stammer, Bertie is ill-equipped to inspire and lead. He seeks help from Harley Street doctor Lionel Logue and finds an unexpected friendship. Performance at Hartford Stage. Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Depart from Glenmeadow at 4:30 p.m. and return about 11 p.m.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This performance will feature a mixture of new work by Ailey as well as the critically acclaimed Revelations. Dinner at Eastside Grill, followed by the show at the FAC. Hosted by Frankel and Rosenbaum.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11
Depart from the Springfield JCC at 10:15 a.m. and return about 6 p.m.
South Pacific. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Lunch at the Gelston House followed by the performance at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Depart from the Springfield JCC at 10:15 a.m. and return about 6 p.m.
Anne of Green Gables. The classic novel, now reimagined as a vibrant folk-rock musical for all generations. Lunch at the Gelston House, followed by the performance at Goodspeed Opera House. Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Depart from the Springfield JCC at 10:15 a.m. and return about 6 p.m.
Candide. Leonard Bernstein’s madcap musical adventure. Lunch at the Gelston House, followed by the performance at Goodspeed Opera House. Presented in partnership with the Springfield JCC.

Glenmeadow is a nonprofit life plan community—formerly known as a retirement community—and our mission is to serve seniors in the Greater Springfield region, whether they live on the Longmeadow campus or in their own homes.

Our Getaways program is one way we can help enhance the lives of older adults. We also offer educational programs, and in several weeks, we will unveil the spring Glenmeadow Learning programs and speakers. Stay tuned!

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